893.00/6–846: Telegram

The Counselor of Embassy in China (Smyth) to the Secretary of State

935. Following is Mukden’s 77, June 3 to Embassy:

“It is reported by Soviet newsman who was at Ssupingkai and Changchun after Govt, victory that correspondents were presented with reports regarding many prisoners taken from Communist ranks but saw no prisoners. Previous reliable info that some front line Communists had been taken prisoner is supported by testimony American member truce team who viewed prisoners but evidence thus far available indicates Communist strength Manchuria did not receive Ssupingkai–Changchun sector the crushing blow reported by Kmt sources.”